Willem van Swanenburg (1580-1612), after Abraham Bloemaert (1566-1651) - St Jerome in a cave with lion

Willem van Swanenburg (1580-1612), after Abraham Bloemaert (1566-1651) - St Jerome in a cave with lion
Engraving, Etching - Plate signed - 1610

St Jerome (Hieronymous) seated in a cave, holding a book that is resting on a skull. In front, a crucifix and shepherd's hat and a lion behind.

Engraving/etching made and published by Willem Swanenburg. After design by Abraham Bloemaert.
Lines of verse below by Petrus Scriverius

"A. Bloemaert invent."
"W. Swanenb. sculp. et exc."
"Sanctus in obscuro recubans HIERONYMUS antro......Viventi BETHLEHEM cui Paradisus erat." "P. Scriverius"

On laid paper, with large watermark.

Paper-size: Width 17.0-17.3cm Height 26.2-26.5cm

Condition: Cut somewhat irregularly outside the printed areas. Horizontal central crease. Stains. Age-related paper-colouring (see photos).

- Rijksmuseum Object Number: RP-P-OB-60.793 Width: 17.3cm Height: 26.6cm
- British Museum Numbers: D,7.92 Width:17.3cm Height: 26.5cm & 1917,1208.542 Width:17.3cm Height:26.7cm

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Willem Isaaksz van Swanenburg (1580-1612) Dutch Engraver, active in Leiden. Pupil of his father Isaac, and of Jan Saenredam.

Abraham Bloemaert (1566–1651) Dutch painter, draughtsman &etcher/engraver. Worked mainly in Paris, Amsterdam & Utrecht, mostly painting history subjects and landscapes. Trained many artists, including his four sons.

Petrus Scriverius (1576-1660) Dutch humanist, linguist, poet & scholar on the history of Holland and Belgium.

Lot details
Willem van Swanenburg (1580-1612), after Abraham Bloemaert (1566-1651)
Title of artwork
St Jerome in a cave with lion
Engraving, Etching
Plate signed
Total dimensions
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